The Frozen Dog Essay

3830 words - 15 pages

What might happen given the wrong set of circumstances...I'm not sure when I first began street racing, but that's really not important. What does matter why I stopped. So that's why I shake as I write this... because had I not been there, I never would have believed it. You see, street racing isn't always as glorious as it seems...It was a warm spring day, nothing like the nasty wintry weather causing flight delays and school cancellations of this past week. Early May I think. My buddy Rick called me that afternoon to see if I could lend him a hand."Hey Mark - ya doin' anything?" Of course, for me to even answer the phone implied to Rick that I wasn't busy, so it was just a rhetorical question."Nah... not really. Just waxing the ride. What's up?" I mumbled into the cordless phone cradled on my chin, my right hand busy buffing the dried wax off of the hood of the Buick."Well, I was wondering if you could give me hand sliding the motor back into my Mustang this afternoon. I got the heads back on a few minutes ago and by the time you get your lazy butt over here, I should be ready to drop it back into the engine bay. Can you break yourself away from the Zaino for a while?" He was always jealous how wet my paint always looked and yet he never (and I mean NEVER ) took the time to polish his own car, a '93 Cobra that he had been building to the hilt.Oh sure - he had the mechanicals down pat, but he always said he was going to paint it "next year" and still hadn't. It wasn't that the teal color wasn't cool, but with his neglect it was slowly turning into a muddy blue with some nicks and scratches that could not just be ignored."Ok... I'll be over about 5 or so." "Cool... see ya then!" Click.I went back to taking off the rest of the polish, lost in thought about last night's date with my girlfriend. Wow! Now there's a chick to take home to Momma! Not only is she a hottie, but she loves fast cars - especially my car, an '87 WE4. I bought this car new, just out of high school. It has been with me through triumph and disaster, marriage then divorce, searches and discoveries, thick and thin... But it still is my favorite car of all times.I just love how when I pull into a gas station and nearly every pair of eyes look over it's sleek, muscular lines. Or the stares it gets from behind as they look at the Drag Radials tucked beneath the wheelwells, the dual exhaust jutting out behind the tires. And my favorite part is when they ask "What's she got in her? A Big Block?" and then I just smile and say "Nah, it's just a V6." They usually just drop their jaw and say "REALLY?!" and walk away shaking their head.Well, after a few hours of wrenching, skinning some knuckles, some burgers and fries, and more skinned knuckles, we finally got Rick's motor tucked into between the shock towers. I will definitely give Rick credit - the guy can build a Blue Oval motor. This one was no exception, beginning life as an SVO 351 having every possible bolton including a stroker...

Find Another Essay On The Frozen Dog

The Cloning of Dogs Essay

1323 words - 5 pages to clone domestic pets, affordably. If you would like to be able to clone your present pet when this technology does become available, all you have to do is what is known as cryopreservation. Cryopreservation is when you take a small skin ample from your pet, have it frozen and stored until you can clone your pet. This cloning can be done long after the death of your pet, so essentially, you could have the exact same appearance of a dog for your

To Build a Fire Essay

943 words - 4 pages fire providers.” This dog knew that he could not stop he had to keep going and survive. Jack London wrote To Build a Fire and he wrote about perseverance and the main character at the end of the story had a lot of perseverance. At the end of the end of the story it was remarkable what this man did he was pretty much frozen to death because he fell in the river and you would have thought that he wouldn’t have had any hope left after that. Well

To Build a Fire: Alternate Ending - This is a creative writing assignment that replaced the ending of "To Build a Fire" by Jack London from around the point when the fire went out

742 words - 3 pages Since the fire went out he would seek shelter in the forest or any other suitable location. An hour later, he came upon a cave and decided that it would be wise to enter and rest. Cold or inhospitable it was a shelter and he was only thinking of what mattered to himself for the moment. For some unknown reason, the dog was uneasy to enter with the man. When he entered the cave he went to the back knowing that it would not be as unbearable

White fang

995 words - 4 pages I. Introduction Jack London, a skilled writer, is seen as the best of his time. Many of London's works are considered to be world classics. In, White Fang, London cleverly transforms the main character, and uses the characters background as the catlyst in this transformation.II. Summary of White Fang London wrote White Fang as a contradictory story to his own Call of the wild. White Fang is a story of a dog (White Fang) whoose

The New Tales of Gobi Desert

1588 words - 7 pages the creature as she was frozen on the spot as soon as she saw the hideous monster. The dog barked and barked, louder and louder each time, until the girl have finally realize the situation and broke into a run, at a speed that is simply inhuman. She ran and ran for what seems like an eternity and the monster is finally out of sight. She let out a breath she didn’t realize she was holding and flops down onto the warm sand. She checked her watch

To Build a Fire

1679 words - 7 pages the strangeness and weirdness of it all---made no impression on the man" (977). The man is new to the area and he does not realize the danger of this journey. Despite the man's carelessness, the reader hopes his rescuers will come. However, at the story's end, he meets death; he lays frozen in the Yukon and his faithful husky has left. Even a first-time reader can recognize the more obvious clues that foretell the man's demise, but the real

A short comparision of nature and humans and the man in Jack Londons "to build a Fire"

821 words - 3 pages getting more nervous by the minutes. He tried not to think about his body freezing but the thought just kept popping up into his mind, making him clumsy in collecting the right types of sticks. When he then went to start the fire he took his mittens off and soon realized that his hands where so frozen that he could not then light a match in order to start a fire. After attempting for a while he manage to start a small inadequate fire, which quickly

"To Build A Fire by Jack London

1052 words - 4 pages A man traveled in the Yukon (in Alaska) stepped off the main trail on an extremely cold and gray morning. He traveled with a husky wolf-dog. The cold did not faze the man, a newcomer to the Yukon, who planned to meet his friends by six o'clock. As it grew colder, he realized his unprotected cheekbones would freeze, but he did not pay it much attention. He walked along a creek trail, mindful of the dangerous, concealed springs; even getting wet

Call of the Wild vs. Darwin

849 words - 3 pages 'must' have an edge. In London's book the Call ofthe Wild, the harsh depiction of the Klondike wilderness proves that to survive life mustadapt. London uses Buck as his first character to justify his theory as he conforms wellto the hostile North. While at Judge Miller's, pampered Buck never worries about hisnext meal or shelter; yet while in the frozen Klondike he has death at his heels. Until hisbody adapts to the strenuous toil of the

A thesis on how the call of the wild is actually a testimony of Charles Darwin

825 words - 3 pages 'must' have an edge. In London's book the Call ofthe Wild, the harsh depiction of the Klondike wilderness proves that to survive life mustadapt.London uses Buck as his first character to justify his theory as he conforms wellto the hostile North. While at Judge Miller's, pampered Buck never worries about hisnext meal or shelter; yet while in the frozen Klondike he has death at his heels. Until hisbody adapts to the strenuous toil of the reins

To Kill A Mockingbird

998 words - 4 pages when Atticus defends Tom Robinson, when Atticus kills the rabid dog and when Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell. Atticus is worried about the safety of Tom Robinson in the jailhouse, so he stands guard outside all night. A mob of men approach him and attempt to convince him to let them in, but Atticus refuses, risking his own safety. “‘He in there, Mr. Finch?’ A man said. ‘He is,’ we heard Atticus answer, ‘and he’s asleep. Don’t

Similar Essays

Tyler Pet Food Essay

4038 words - 16 pages from 21 to 50. Household income maybe from $12000 to $25000. Self-concept: Tyler Pet Food is the luxury food image that has premium quality such as human being food lobster and steak. It is the world¡¦s finest dog food. I recommend them to invest the other frozen cat food if it is possible. Market Segmentation: Tyler Pet Foods select the market segment on the ages 21 and 50 years of age and income greater than $25000 would spend money on a

Talk About Tyler Pet Foods Which Is Popular In Australia

4642 words - 19 pages Executive summaryOverall Australia market, executives of Tyler Pet Foods, Inc. must follow the political, economic environment to position the productions, and the changeless purpose is ensure company's resources and combine them to adopt to Australia dog food market. A lot of information has shown the frozen dog food was being sold in the freezer section of selected supermarkets in Australia. Then there are tremendous potential for TPF in the

Tyler Pet Foods Essay

1365 words - 5 pages four forms: canned, dry, semimoist, and snack-type. Either the introduction of Show Circuit would add a new segment for frozen dog food or TPF would segment it between the dry and moist segments already established. The prices of these forms of food can range between $.55 for a 5.5 oz. can up to $9.99 for a 13.5 lb. bag. Because dog food is heavily advertised, TPF must follow suit to remain competitive in the industry. IV. PROBLEMS TO BE

Tyler Pet Foods Case Analysis

1016 words - 4 pages . Show Circuit is also quite different from other dog foods in that it is a frozen dog food. The problem lies in getting room on frozen food shelves next to people foods. Frosty Paws, a frozen dog treat, has done some of the pioneering work by gaining some freezer space in Boston supermarkets. It is possible that TPF may have to give up more than a 25% gross margin to get freezer space. Assuming that food brokers do get distribution into supermarkets